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Former Kentucky Wildcats receive rave reviews in NBA GM survey

NBA GMs have high praise for former Wildcats.

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The NBA released the results of its annual NBA general manager survey, and some former Wildcats got a lot of love from NBA GMs.

The most impressive result of the survey was 48.3 percent of all GMs said they would pick Karl-Anthony Towns as their first player to sign if they were starting a new franchise today.

The closest player to Towns was Kevin Durant, who received 20 percent of the vote, followed by LeBron James. This is the second straight year that a former Wildcat has won that vote, as last year Anthony Davis received 80 percent of the vote.

Two Wildcats received a good percentage of votes in the category of which player will have a breakout season this year, as 31 percent of GMs picked Devin Booker, and Karl-Anthony Towns received 13.8 percent of the vote.

There were some other significant votes that involved Wildcats. Anthony Davis was voted the best power forward in the league, DeMarcus Cousins was voted the second-best center in the league (Davis was third and Towns fifth), Skal Labissiere was voted the fifth-biggest steal in the draft and John Wall was voted the second-fastest player with the ball.

The continued high praise of former Cats in this survey goes to show the continued success of Kentucky in the NBA.